CBSHouston

State Authorization

Authorization to Offer Distance Education

College of Biblical Studies-Houston, through its religious exemption with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, participates in The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (http://nc-sara.org/). This agreement allows CBS to offer distance programs and courses to residents of member states without seeking state-by-state approval, and is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.

If you are an online student residing in a state that is not yet a member of NC-SARA (see member states, http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions) or that is not listed below, please contact the Admissions Office (admissions@cbshouston.edu or 1-844-227-9673) for information on applying for admission. Students in the online program with complaints can refer to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Student Complaint Process web site and the Student Complaint Form.

California

CBS is approved to operate outside of the authorization of the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. This approval is an on-going self-assessment that the College undertook that was first affirmed by the Bureau in 2014. Additional information on the College’s status may be obtained by contacting Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833 or by calling (916) 431-6959.

Florida

CBS is authorized as an institution with religious exemption by the Florida Council for Private Colleges (http://www.fcpc-edu.org/), an advocacy group that works with the Commission for Independent Education Florida Department of Education to ensure member institutional compliance with state regulations related to authorization. CBS has been a member institution since 2014 (http://www.fcpc-edu.org/fcpc-member-institutions.html).

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